The Tom Family

Nov 06, 2005 on ABC at 9:00 PM


In this special 2 hour episode, Susan Tom has dedicated her life to taking in, and taking care of children with disabilities. 3 days before Christmas of 2004, her eldest adopted son Anthony, who suffered from a rare disease which causes his skin to f... (more)all off, died.Living in a small 2 story home with her other 7 adopted girls, this house did not work for their disabilities. Two of the daughters, Hannah and Xania, were born with no legs and need wheelchairs to get around, as well as Libby who also needs a wheelchair due to having Spina Bifada. Also from the Tom family introduced was Faith who suffered a crib fire as a baby and is completely scarred. Katie who was born with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome which causes a mental handicapped. Cloe, who is unable to bend her elbows and knees, and finally the eldest Margeret, who had brain surgery at only 1 month old and was not expected to live.All of these kids are very special to Susan, and deserve a more accessible way of living.Now Ty and his team including new designer Tanya McQueen built a more accessible home for this family of 8 to live in. All have a themed room to express who they are. During the process of buliding the house, Tanya goes to the Backstreet Boys concert in town, and runs on stage during their concert to get them to send a video message to Katie because she loves them. Also she grabbed some BSB clothes, and pics to hang in Katie's new BSB bedroom.The Tom family came home to a new 3 storey home complete with an elevator for the 3 girls. All had their own bedroom but the two girls with no legs, share the 3rd floor. Everything in the home was bulit perfect for everyone's needs and personalities.

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